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Syria: U.S. sanctions bite on Asma al-Assad, French sentence Rifaat Assad

Bashar al-Assad’s wife, Asma al-Assad, who was born in Britain to a cardiologist father and diplomat mother, is a former investment banker. But Pompeo in his statement charged that she, with the support of her husband and her own family, … Continue reading

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Libya, Tripoli: Grad missiles for LNA – Turkish drones for GNA

#Haftar Force bomb area surrounding Italian embassy in #Tripoli. Firmly condem by Italian Gov. The front now is open… #Libya https://t.co/Z8yirirA8Z — nancy porsia (@nancyporsia) May 8, 2020 #Libya #Italy. May 9th, 2020: #LNA "categorically denies" attacks against the Italian … Continue reading

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Iraq: Isis in Tikrit

In Iraq, the same militias that demanded the US leave now complain that the US is leaving and ISIS is gaining.    ISIS cells are establishing within lightly populated locales and operationally reaching more deeply into densely populated areas. ISIS’s … Continue reading

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Edward Gallagher : pinned ?

Esper had requested Spencer’s resignation “after learning that he had privately proposed to White House officials that if they did not interfere with proceedings against Gallagher, Spencer would ensure that Gallagher was able to retire as a Navy Seal, with … Continue reading

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Nissour Square Massacre: Nicholas Slatten gets life;guilty of first-degree murder

Nicholas Slatten was sentenced to life after being found guilty of murder. Slatten was the first to fire shots in the September 2007 massacre of Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad. It was Slatten’s third trial on … Continue reading

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IS growing again in Iraq

IS insurgency had been particularly sustained in disputed territories, with the number of attacks more than doubling in Kirkuk province from 2017 to 2018. The vast disputed area, consisting of Kirkuk and parts of Nineveh, Saladin and Diyala provinces, has been … Continue reading

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Blackwater’s lawyer re death of four of its contractors

C. Allen Foster, Scalia’s unnamed friend on his final hunting trip, represented the company formerly known as Blackwater in a case arising out of the death of four of its contractors during the American occupation of Iraq.   [February 25 2016]   … Continue reading

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Blimps in Iraq anchored near outposts for eye-in-the-sky surveillance, now transferred to Iraqis

“Additional surveillance equipment used successfully overseas, such as aerostats” could at large reaches of the Mexican border. Three companies have blimps in the border trials: Lockheed, the largest U.S. contractor, No. 4 Raytheon Co. and closely held Technology & Supply … Continue reading

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